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My first smoking adventure

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Hello everyone,


Well I just finished my first smoking adventure yesterday. My wife surprised me with a new (our first) smoker. It is a Masterbuilt 30" electric...nothing fancy. I really relied on a buddy to get me started cuz I don't know much about this. Anyway I did some country pork ribs both rubbed and unrubbed. Came out OK but still have to figure out when to add chips, how much and what is the best wood to use. I look forward to tapping into all the expertise that is out here.



Colorado's Front Range

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I am also new to this smoking adventure also , but talking with some guys who have been doing it for some time they are telling me to use any fruit wood like apple,cherry etc.

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What a woman.....nice gift. So, now starts your research using the handy dandy search bar for detailed info on whatever you want to smoke. Many here get great results using an Amazing Smoker tube or pellet smoker that fits very well in the MES providing hours of uninterrupted smoke making your life much easier. As in any hobby/obsession there are gadgets needed. So, enjoy the new toy and get the camera handy to post up some pics here or you'll get replies such as.....




Have fun....enjoy the smoke......Willie

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Allen Welcome to SMF You can find lots of info on your smoker in the MES Group. The AMNPS or Tube makes smoking real easy.

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Hi and welcome! Lots of people with good information here! As for woods, I'm on a cherry kick right now but used hickory for a long time and have some pecan as well. Really, just stay away from softwoods but here is a link to a list that is helpful to determine what woods will give you the flavor you are looking for.

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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.

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Welcome to the forum. I'm a fellow MES 30 smoker. Love my little smoker, but they can be a little quirky! Def check out the MES group and AMZN links given by Tropics. They will help alot. Happy smokin', David.
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texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful sunny day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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